Essential Oils May Confuse?

By Cathy Daub PT, CCE and CD(BWI) I had the honor some years ago of escorting Nils Bergman, MD to New Jersey hospitals where he gave talks about the importance of mother baby skin-to-skin contact.  He gave a fireside chat at the Stoney Brook Hospital in Long Island that I will never forget.  That and […]

The Power of Water

By Cathy Daub, PT, CCE and CD(BWI) Water is essential to the human body.  In fact, the brain is 75% water.  Do you find yourself dehydrated very often?  A striking fact that may get you to think about drinking more water each day is that when you become dehydrated, your brain actually shrinks.1   An interesting […]

Turning point in the history of birth preparation

by Michel Odent, MD The concept of birth preparation appeared suddenly in the middle of the twentieth century. “Methods” of preparation started to proliferate. Paradoxically, they were popularized by groups promoting “natural childbirth”, as if the words “methods” and even “preparation” were easily compatible with the word “natural”. The enormous credibility of all these methods […]

Interview with the Global Health and Travel Magazine in Singapore

answers by Cathy Daub – President of BirthWorks International Question – The World Health Organisation (WHO) now advises medical staff and midwives to stop speeding up birth unless there are real risks of complication. This contradicts their previous advice stating that labour progressing at a slower rate than one centimetre of cervical dilation per hour in the first […]

A Favorite Recipe

Corn Bean Salsa in Cucumber cups with Avocado   1 can, fresh or frozen organic corn 1 can organic black beans rinsed 1 red pepper 1 pint of grape tomatoes 1 purple onion 1 jalapeño pepper 1/2 cup chopped cilantro Juice from one lime 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar 3 cucumbers cut in thick […]

Integrating the Mind, Body, and Spirit in Birth: An Emotional Preparation for Birth

  By Cathy Daub PT, CCE/CD (BWI) Teaching about birth is straightforward: the challenge is to get women to trust and believe in their own ability to give birth. Being present at a birth, we soon become aware that an emotional, trans-formative, sacred experience is happening.  It is in this emotional state that a laboring […]

Birth Poem

by Trisha Lawrie I thought I couldn’t do it, I thought I wasn’t strong I saw myself as weak, but I know now I was wrong   After all, I always cried at the slightest little thing A stubbed toe or a paper cut would cause my eyes to sting   I proceeded to convince […]

The Right to Have It All

by Trisha Lawrie CCE (BWI) I love teaching BirthWorks classes for so many reasons, but one of the most important is the opportunity to help women achieve what they initially don’t think they can, which is to have both a safe and satisfying birth experience.   So many expectant mothers are under the impression that […]

The “BirthWorks Open Hands Relaxation”

Simple, Effective, and Powerful for Labor By Cathy Daub, PT, CCE(BWI) CD(BWI) All parts of the human body are connected by fascia. Our skeleton gives us support but it is the fascia that is like the guidelines holding up a tent, that holds everything in place. Because everything is so connected what happens in one […]

Kale Waldorf Salad

This salad is packed with Nutrients that are very important to keep mom healthy and baby growing. Kale is considered a super food.  1 cup has 145 mg of Calcium which is needed for healthy bone development in the baby and helps regulate mom’s blood pressure.  It contains Vitamin C which will help boost mom’s […]